It won't be dark. It won't be quiet. It won't be peaceful. And you won't be dead. Death is a hard concept to grasp and evidence for that is in our very language we use to describe death. We speak about being dead, as if we will enter another state of being. I wouldn't worry about experiencing something you can never experience, for "being dead" excludes being.
Right. Its just hard to fathom something that is an experience we cannot have. I was just wondering if anyone has died before and being brought back could tell me what it was like (: it would be very very interesting but again like you said..You can't experience whats not possible to experience.
In fact, one of my favorite quotes is "I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it". Mark Twain, folks.
I don't think it's after death that matters, but what you experience while dying that you should be concerned about, if you're to worry about anything at all. Once you're gone, you're gone-- you no longer are. But in the period between alive and dead, there is usually 'dying' (except in instant death, I'd imagine the only thing you'd experience is the last thing you see), and that's the only concern I have-- whether THAT will be quiet and a gradual darkness, or instant, or whatever.
Exactly what I was going to say. It's not like sleeping; it's just nothing. "Ten, nine, eigh... *blink*, *blink*... hmm... what happened?". At least, that's how it was for me. That's how I see it, except that, from this one, we don't ever wake up.
Also, I'd say we don't need anesthesia, because we were dead for a really long time before we were born. It's just like that.